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Capets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Capets family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in London, settling there after the Norman Conquest of 1066 when they came from Capes, near Calvados, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Capets family

The surname Capets was first found in London, England where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Capets family

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Capets Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Cape, Cap, Capes, Cappe, Capps, Caps and others.

Early Notables of the Capets family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Capets family to the New World and Oceana

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Capets or a variant listed above were: Thomas Cap who settled in New England in 1767; along with John Cape in the same year (probably his brother); Robert Cape settled in Virginia in 1638; Michael Capp settled in Philadelphia in 1732.

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